It is 05:40am, I am making effort to understand. I read this for example: Why have four children when you could have seven? Family planning in Niger
Cultural dynamics, peer pressure, education, religion, and economic development combine to affect an individuals life.
I try not to be ignorant. I try not to be judgemental. Yet people in general go with what they know and form opinions based on what they know and have experienced.
In the web linked article, the grandparents present 1 pressure to have more children, others are mentioned too. What is their reason? More hands to tend the land? What causes them not to be satisfied with 4 children yet to ingrain numbers such as 10–12 children to be born? In a harsh environment. Children to often experience hunger, ill health, and early death, why?
Article states some married at age 10.
Being an Adult. What constitutes an Adult: a group understanding of certain rights an individual gets at a certain age. A group understanding of certain things an individual is to know.
Sometimes I hear ‘respect your elders ‘ – Yet if I see nothing from an elder for me to respect, what then? A young carer may accumulate more wisdom and mental maturity, and conduct themselves in a manner which brings about respect, more than how some older people go about life.
I do not make automatic assumptions just because of a persons age. Its not the years, its the mileage. Yet I hold an optimism by a certain age some things would of dawned on people.
To help iron out majority of issues, we need greater effort to help support & safeguard young people, because they turn into ‘Adults’ and as Adults, others rely on them and when they fall down, it causes trauma and negative impacts and fouls life up for people, and the cycle repeats. Because: people in general go with what they know and form opinions based on what they know and have experienced, affecting behaviour and what they do. People copying bad role models because of being misled or wanting to be part of a group and or not be picked on / bullied, is damaging in the long run.
Digging through all of this to get to the authentic person underneath and helping them aspire is important too.
I am up against a repeated thought of ‘do nothing’. And I wonder if its my brain indicating a state it is in. I wonder if its God indicating that my life has been tampered with and to watch what does happen, to keep faith and know that he is in control. I wonder if the things shown to me were shown to others and if they took heed to try and remember or not.
‘The Kingdom of God is within you.’ Meaning it is within your capabilities to attain or everything that constitutes the Kingdom of God is literally in us. Lucifer the Devil cast out of the Kingdom, going further to say, he dances around us outside, is not in us. We battle with conflicting do and do not do. Do bad do wrong and we say no. It is acknowledged we can become weak and develop vices fall on these to cope. Yet tackling these and effort toward removing the vices is important. Because vices limit us.
Ultimately don’t die, don’t self destruct.
Sometimes people may want things, yet they arent really ready for them. Go away sort yourself out and see where things are when done.